The Begging Hobbit

Should you ever find yourself at the medical building of Café Italia and a grizzled old man asks you to buy him a meal, fight the urge to display kindness and say no.
You see, this old man used to order a coffee, sit in Café Italia, and ask every passing customer for money. Finally, Oliver told him he wasn’t allowed to do that anymore. So the old man switched tactics. Yesterday I watched him smooth talk someone into buying him a sandwich for breakfast. After he had left, Oliver told me that was his THIRD free breakfast that morning. Not only that, but he can afford to buy food for himself. He’s paid for himself before.
Obviously his three breakfasts didn’t fill him, because he returned in the afternoon to con a nice girl into buying him a hot dog. Then he convinced another lady to buy him a turkey wrap.
So I repeat: if you meet a grizzled old man at our medical building who tells you some story about how he was in the army, and asks you to buy him breakfast, say no and save your change for someone who doesn’t eat like a Hobbit.

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